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in parliament about it and we carry that live on c-span2. we carry rupert murdoch and rebekah brooks yesterday and we will speak about that. how do you describe to an american audience the importance of "news of the world" as the largest selling sunday newspaper in the country, and the closure of that paper? guest: it was shocking. a lot of people were shocked by the closure. it was a sudden and brutal move, and murdoch's decided that enough was enough -- murdochs decided enough was enough and they had to take this extreme step. "news of the world" set the standard for tabloid journalism. it has been a pretty low standard for recent years, but they have always been in front, always seemed to be getting the best spooks, the best gossip -- best scoops, the best gossip. "news of the world" and "the sun," the murdoch daily tabloid, were the epitaph of tabloid journalism. -- epitome of tabloid journalism the rocket. raucous, titillating tabloid journalism, which we enjoy to extan extent. host: did you know, when you were living in london, rebekah brooks at all and her work? guest: she was editor of
, and that is to their running interference for. host: david brooks had a column on monday in "the new york times." he said this -- reareferring to the tax subsidis for corporate jet owners and other tax loopholes being closed. do you agree? caller: yes. guest: i think brooks is oversimplifying there, only because we have had this promise on the table before. we had in 1982 and 1983 and 1990 under a republican president. we have it with the commission's plan. if we're going to work out something involving revenues, we have to see spending cuts taking effect, and has to be in the context of reforming the system, otherwise we will get higher taxes and never get the spending reductions. republicans again have not handled this issue all that well, especially with long-term reforms like the balanced budget amendment, which the leader some -- leadership seemed prepared to through in the tatrash can on the vote. i think it also symbolizes the balance we want to restore to fiscal policy, because the gop had lost its way during the bush era, especially on spending, and continues to stumble on the issues that people
than three hours. at the end of that, it was still a no. brooks could not be reached for comment. close to 10:30 p.m. party leaders agreed to withdraw their bill and make unspecified changes in the hopes of bringing in more votes. they suggest in the paper after a 9:30 meeting in the house of republicans. and "new york times," inside of the capitol yesterday, in the waning hours of the bill, appeared to turn against the speaker. some key lawmakers, a member of the leadership team, said he would join the other freshmen in his state and wrote knox and they say in a parallel reverse -- on twitter -- freedom works began to send messages pressuring members urging people at home to call members and tell them to vote. no and former governor sarah palin also got in the game posting a warning about contested primaries on facebook. let's go back to bob cusack on capitol hill and talk about the pressure on these undecided members both from other members of their conference and from constituents group outside. guest: it's just enormous as far as republican leaders trying to get members from no to y
not know if you saw david brooks column from monday, but you probably heard about this, "the mother of all no- brainers." guest: ok, i would say this. the republican response to that from people who have been in the room is that mr. brooks was mistaken and the premise. in other words, the fact that he was relying on to offer this opinion or not there, and i know for example senator kyl, the republican whip, said actually there has been quite a bit of discussion about revenue raisers, user fees, the sale of federal property to raise money coming in so to the extent that mr. brooks has perhaps gone one side of the facts, i think it is probably a flawed opinion piece. host: next call comes from new york city. allen, a democrat. caller: thank you very much. i do not even know where to begin. number one, the whole disparity of income, it is like 100 years ago were you have a tiny number of people controlling more and more of the economy. taxes are very low. corporate taxes in this country are almost the lowest in the world. it seems as if all your angling to do is the story obama's presidency a
minister met 26 times with executives including mr. merdock and his son and rebecca brooks the former and chief executive and the news editor of the new of the world who re-assigned on friday. along with his son. we'll have live coverage tuesday morning on the c-span networks including c-span radio. more of the "washington journal" in a moment. speaking of radio. the studios look at some of the other guests and issues dominating the program. good morning nancy. >> sunday afternoons on c-span radio you can hear re-airs and topics include deth negotiations and presidential politics we begin at noon with meet the press. david gregory welcomes jack lou director and republican senator and assistant majority leader. dick during bin and national yo bin lead president. this week hosted by collisionhr. also on the program. minority whip john kyle. fox news sunday at 2 p.m. chris wallace talks with gop herman cane. republican congressmen and the leading democrat on the house budget committee. then at 3 o'clock it's cnn state of the union. welcoming jack lou. republican senator lindsay graham a
, a woman called rebecca brooks and number of celebrities and public relations people. there is a very unusual and tight bond between members of the political establishment in the united kingdom and members of the media establishment that have gone on for some years now. it's been developing through different situations but it's laboring and conservative. but, it has become intense. that also ruptured this week. host: events involving the publication "news of the world" set to close tomorrow. our topic for this segment. if you want to ask our guest questions, 202-624-111. tweets, you can send to us off of c-span wj. have there been form charges, with everything you've talked about, have there been form charges filed? guest: not against andy coulson. we have had the former royal reporter of "news of the world" has previously been jailed. and was rearrested yesterday. but we do need to treat some of this with care. there are two separate police investigations going on now the london arm of rupert murdoch media group is now fully cooperating with, they say. and has been since january this
officer and the rest of rebekah brooks, the former ceo of rupert murdoch's news international. mr. murdoch, his son james and ms. brooks are set to testify before a parliamentary inquiry tomorrow. you can hear it live at 9:30 a.m. eastern here on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines. >> had ever visited the library of congress? over 2 million people have and now this is your chance to tour the world's largest library. tonight, join c-span for a rare glimpse inside the library of congress. we will take you into the great hall and explore the main reading room. unique books and rare books and special collections including original books from thomas jefferson's personal collection. but we will see how the library is using modern technology to discover hidden secrets and preserve its holdings for future generations. join us for the library of congress tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. host available on television, radio, online and social media networking sites. fine air content any time through seas and video library. -- find our content any time through c-sp
-- brookings institution says -- that they hash it out in private first. your thoughts? caller: my thought is that if people cannot get together and talk it out, compromise, what is the use of having separate get together is? tempore i know that i sound ignorant, but people need to sit down in a circle and come to a conclusion. host: another twitter message from boring file clerk, writing -- host: chattanooga, tennessee. gerry, go ahead. caller: thank you for c-span. what president obama doing basically let the republicans hide in his administration. you have a republican party in place. this is where it came from. you have these tax cuts, medicare part b. president obama is not going to change those tax breaks. we are still in a fix with these republican parties. we need to come out of these wars. republicans are deliberately trying to sabotage this economy because this is the only way they can get someone elected in this economy. everything else to sell or group -- sour grapes. keeping the unemployment rate at the level that it is. they are trying to destroy this economy. host: some of t
on twitter -- guest: that's true, in the last week, you have seen david brooks and the economist magazine criticized the republican party for their total unwillingness to talk about tax increases. ronald reagan is their standard bearer and the one they want to follow, he managed the largest tax increase in american history and it helped. they will -- this will end up hurting the republicans. independent voters are seeing this and seeing a party that is the hold and the tea party element. they are not willing to take themselves seriously about issues and they are moving too far to the right for independent voters and it will burn them. host: also this comment on twitter -- what do you think about that? guest: a centrist chances in republican primary is difficult. i think that is the problem with met romney. met romney. h mitt romney. look at what happened in delaware in the senate primary where christy know donald beat her opponents. -- mcdonald -- kristine o'donnell. mitt romney will probably win new hampshire but he will probably lose a whole -- iowa. there are voters that come out and t
. his son and rebekah brooks are also expected to appear. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> the c-span network -- we provide coverage of politics, public affairs, nonfiction books, and american history. it is all available to you. find our content any time throughout c-span's video library. bringing our resources to your community. is washington, -- it is washington, your way. >> ann coulter has something to say. sunday, august 7, your chance to talk to the new york times best selling author and syndicated columnist. three hours, starting at noon eastern on c-span2. >> "washington journal" continues. host: karen bass, a democrat, representing california's 33rd district. good morning. talk to us about the cut, cap & balance vote today in the house. do you think any democrats will vote for it? guest: frankly, i think it is very, very bad policy. some of the measures that are in this bill already exist in california. for example, it only takes a majority vote to cut taxes in california, two-thirds vote to raise revenue. everybody every year watches the impact tha
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